Many of you have seen the news of two high profile teen traffic deaths as of late. The first occurred near Rock Rapids last week, while the latest was in the Des Moines area. While the cause of these crashes remain under investigation, it does underscore the importance of educating our teen drivers on safe driving practices.
The Iowa State Patrol is stepping up distracted driving enforcement through use of unmarked patrol cars. The video below is about 2 minutes in length, and makes for a great discussion starter on a hot topic with teen drivers… distracted driving. It's just not worth it.
The below video discusses the issue of teen traffic crashes and adds a career element. Our application process just opened and we are accepting applications through December 15. 2017 for an academy to start in the spring. High school seniors (class of 2018) would be eligible for our Trooper 1 option upon their graduation this spring. You can find further information at www.dpscareers.com.
This video teaches about off road recovery:
Seatbelt compliance at ninety-two percent is an all-time high, but what about the other eight percent? View the video to find the answer:
The following video covers winter driving, maintaining control of your vehicle and a safe speed for the conditions, and your vehicle's braking ability:
- Windshield Time is produced and edited locally; making timely traffic safety messages for the area a priority.
- The length of a segment will be in the 2-3 minute time range.
- The Windshield Time segment is stored on a YouTube channel.
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens across the nation. The Iowa State Patrol is committed to reducing these crashes through enforcement and education. Windshield Time is a video service aimed at changing this statistic. The idea is to continue training young drivers by promoting timely traffic safety messages in a short concise manner, even after they have completed their initial driver’s education training
Please contact Trooper Vice Kurtz directly with any questions or comments you might have.
Trooper Vince Kurtz «495«
Iowa State Patrol Public Relations